Santa Cruz Connected: The Best of #SantaCruzLife

santa cruz connected, nov. 2015

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November signaled the beginning of the festive season in Santa Cruz and we had plenty to celebrate, some mystery mixed in, and by some act of sorcery, we actually got some rain.

In this edition of Santa Cruz Connected, we look back on November 2015 and some of the highlights of the month.

A massive shark was caught off the coast, a UFO was spotted in the sky, and a local martial artist turned pro.The Boardwalk got some love from Google, SF Gate continued its love affair with Santa Cruz tourist activities, and we look back at the first “acid test” of the Merry Pranksters.

All that, plus the best of the month from Santa Cruz Social media, friends to follow, and new businesses in town. [Read more…]

Santa Cruz Connected: The Best of #SantaCruzLife

Santa Cruz Connected, October, 2015

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From Open Streets to Open Studios, October was a month of great events and interesting stories in Santa Cruz. We saw the Santa Cruz Sentinel run a series about spooky phenomena leading up to Halloween and a rediscovered film from the early 1900s that offered a peek into Santa Cruz’s past.

A new TV network was launched by two locals and one of the best high schools in California got a new home.

Food and beer were hot topics in October as the emergent Santa Cruz beer scene continued to make waves.

The Beach Flats community battled to save an important part of their neighborhood while the county braced for the oncoming storms of this year’s El Nino.

Two tasty new restaurants opened up and we gave a shout out to some local icons in our “Friends To Follow” section. All that, plus the best of the month on social media in this edition of Santa Cruz Connected. [Read more…]

Santa Cruz Connected: The Best of #SantaCruzLife

Santa Cruz Connected, September, 2015

September was a month that, once again, reminded us of what a special place we live in. From breaching whales to begonias, and ancient fossils to celebrity pinatas, our special brand of quirkiness was on full display.

One of our most famous surfers suffered an unfortunate injury in the water and we learned a little about the rich history of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the surrounding area. A Chilean newspaper examined the identity of Santa Cruz, and a local kickstarter campaign got off to a hot start.

In this month’s edition of Santa Cruz Connected, we take a look at these stories, plus local social media accounts to follow, new businesses in town, and the best of the month from social media. [Read more…]